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Swiss Chard: Beta vulgaris subsp. vulgaris var. flavescens 'Oriole Orange'

Botanical name: Beta vulgaris subsp. vulgaris var. flavescens 'Oriole Orange'

Common name: swiss chard

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Photo credit: Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Company
Swiss Chard: Beta vulgaris subsp. vulgaris var. flavescens 'Oriole Orange'

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Soil: dry, acidic, loam
Sun:
  
Zones: 8a thru 11a
Care:
easy
Lifespan:
perennial
Category:   
Attributes:

winter interest, fall interest, edible

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description for "Swiss Chard: Beta vulgaris subsp. vulgaris var. flavescens 'Oriole Orange'"

Is it ornamental or edible? With 'Oriole Orange' swiss chard, it can be both. Its green colored leaves are off set by its bright orange stems. Widely used to add color in the garden, or in salads. Maturity in 60 days. Edited by S. Derr

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